Having won out over fellow nominees Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurie Metcalf, Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, and Ellie Kemper for Best Actress in a Comedy, Julia delivered a speech that went through the obligatory “Thank you”s, and then veered into the comedy we’ve come to expect from one of TV’s funniest women. “While I’m apologizing, I’d also like to take this opportunity to personally apologize for the current political climate,” she said. “I think that Veep has torn down the wall between comedy and politics. Our show started out as a political satire, but now feels more like a sobering documentary. So, I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it.”
Before she was finished, she had one last dedication to make, and it was her most important one. “Lastly, I’d like to dedicate this to my father William Louis-Dreyfus who passed away on Friday,” she said, voice quavering and hands shaking. “I’m so glad that he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered. Thank you.”
Excuse us, our eyes are getting a little misty.